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ERIC Number: ED105385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Reading Programs in Secondary Schools in Alabama.
The purpose of this study was to survey the present status of reading in Alabama secondary schools. A survey of reading in secondary schools was designed to answer the following questions: What achievement or reading tests are presently administered in Alabama secondary schools? What is the purpose of such testing? What format is presently used in the teaching of reading? How are students guided into the reading programs which are offered? Are reading programs designed to reach the needs of all students? Have inservice programs been conducted in which faculty members have been trained to teach reading in their content areas? What changes need to be made in the field of reading in the secondary school? and Do secondary school teachers and administrators want to know more about the Right to Read program? One-tenth of the 1,048 public, private, and parochial schools which contained grade levels seven and above were included in the study. The results indicated that: 45 percent of the schools used achievement or reading test scores for placement of students in remedial reading, 70 percent taught reading in conjunction with literature, 30 percent offered elective classes in reading, 9 percent had no specific reading instruction, and 40 percent provided for the needs of the gifted reader. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama